This is the Hungarian goulash my mother made and her mother made; it's the only one I know

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare a large pot with cooking spray and place over medium heat; cook the beef stew meat in the pot until completely browned on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the onions; cook and stir until the onions begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir the water, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, paprika, salt, and mustard into the beef and onion mixture. Place a cover on the pot, reduce heat to low, and simmer the mixture until the beef is tender, about 2 1/2 hours.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Cook the egg noodles at a boil until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 5 minutes; drain. Serve the goulash over the noodles.

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Nutrition Facts

527.8 calories; 25 g protein; 65.8 g carbohydrates; 113.4 mg cholesterol; 755.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (51)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
I made this for my husband who is from Slovakia. He thought is was so authentic and very delicious that I will definitely be making this again for him. I served this with dumplings and it made a fantasic meal for him. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/20/2012
Recipe was too sweet. Suggest cutting down on the brown sugar - maybe by half. Otherwise easy to make. Read More
(5)
69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
I made this for my husband who is from Slovakia. He thought is was so authentic and very delicious that I will definitely be making this again for him. I served this with dumplings and it made a fantasic meal for him. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
I made this for my husband who is from Slovakia. He thought is was so authentic and very delicious that I will definitely be making this again for him. I served this with dumplings and it made a fantasic meal for him. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2011
This is so so good.....one of my all-time favorite recipes on this website. I've made this recipe with stew meat and also tried it with flat iron steak. I must say I liked it a little better with the flat iron steak....either way though you can't really go wrong. Honestly I wouldn't want to add tomatoes potatoes carrots and all that. I feel like it would take away from the flavor. Out of all the hungarian goulash recipes on this site hungarian goulash III is the best Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2011
We made this two nights ago for dinner and really enjoyed it. The only thing different I did was not add salt to the recipe (Hubs is salt restricted). I on the other hand am not salt restricted so I added it after it was on my plate. I leave you with one last comment - YUM! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2011
Delicious! I only made two changes;I used less brown sugar per another person's suggestion and I thickened it up with a little bit of corn starch right before serving. The meat was tender the sauce was flavorful. Husband loved it! Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2011
I usually triple this recipe and eat a few meals through the week. When I triple I only put in 3 cups of water. This is best when you cook it long enough for the sauce to get nice and thick! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2011
My family and realy enjoyed this dish! Also good over rice. I added a can of tomatoes and two diced potatoes. Great on cold day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2011
Very good. Was a little sweet for my taste so I would omit the brown sugar next time. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/19/2012
Recipe was too sweet. Suggest cutting down on the brown sugar - maybe by half. Otherwise easy to make. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2011
This was very yummy. I had some potatoes to be used up so I served this with mashed potatoes per another reviewer's suggestion. I had to cook the sauce down until it was thick with the pot uncovered to make it perfect. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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